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Microwave I have Panasonic NN-S960WC-F microwave. I can't power on and I think I need to replace the Fuse but don't know the location of the fuse and what type of Fuse I need. Some of the screw heads are weird star shape. Please help.

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  • Anonymous May 12, 2008

    I push the start program. I get a continous buzz. The oven will run about 6 seconds and then stop. I have checked the turntable, the circuit breaker and the wall plug. I tried unplugging it overnight. Nothing works.

  • Anonymous May 16, 2008

    Power suddenly died in Panasonic microwave. Only used 2 months. Can someone tell me how to replace a fuse and where to buy one? It's not the circuit breaker or the outlet.

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The Panasonic NN-S960WA (may be identical) has the fuse at back, right, on top, & inside the cover. The screws are tamper proof screws. You can create a slot in the heads (2 screws) with a hacksaw blade and open with a flat blade screw driver. Don't forget to unplug the unit first.

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It's usually located on the floor of the oven behind the control panel, or with the door switches. If you or a friend decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info at our site, which is linked at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk Feel free to contact me directly if you have further questions. I appreciate your thoughtful rating of my reply.

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